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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukecaster View Post
    Bill, I said IF it sounds off. If it does, it gets slapped down with a Snark
    Hahahahaha! Sorry John, it looks like my lame attempt at humor was based on my erroneous reading of your initial post !!

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    My wife and I play a lot together, consequently we check our tuning every time when we start out to play. But when playing by myself, I'll only clip on the tuner if something sounds off -- and it usually doesn't (unless I'm breaking in some new strings).
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    Quote Originally Posted by player View Post
    Are there built in tuners on some ukes?
    I have ukes with preamps I added or that came with one, which have built in tuners. I have no ability at all to tune by ear, even after playing guitar for almost 50 years. I totally rely on a digital tuner attached to my ukes.


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    When I put new strings on I tune it after every song that I play. With that approach, I find that it stretches and settles the strings much faster. Once the strings are settled, I'll usually check the tuning before a long playing session but I more often than not find that it doesn't need tuning. If it's going to be a short playing session I won't tune it or check it if it sounds OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Sheehan View Post
    John, every time you pick your uke up, it sounds off?? Wow, that's quite an opinionated uke...
    LOL

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    How often do you tune your uke?

    As often as it needs it. When it does, I do. When it doesn't, I don't. Simple as that!

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    Whenever I think it needs it, which I guess equates to every fifth or so time I pick it up (once new strings are bedded in). The intonation on one of my ukes is so bad, it's hardly worth tuning it ever!

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    Like many others here I tune my ukuleles whenever I play them. Sometimes more, depending on temperature, humidity changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacole View Post
    Like many others here I tune my ukuleles whenever I play them. Sometimes more, depending on temperature, humidity changes.
    Yep. Sometimes the temp & humidity changes will cause me to adjust the tuning several times during a club meeting. On strings that had been stable for a week and only needed tuning when I first picked a ukulele to play.

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